Welcome to UMD Alerts

The UMD Alerts System is a mass, urgent notification system, comprised of a variety of methods by which the University can notify students, faculty and staff of an active, major campus emergency:
  • Text messages (SMS) to mobile devices
  • Email
  • Feed to Alertus Beacons
  • Early Warning Siren
When the University of Maryland Police Department determines there is an active emergency in which the public safety of the campus may be at risk, an urgent notification through the UMD Alerts System will be initiated.
  • When a person is actively shooting a weapon on campus
  • When a tornado is predicted to strike the campus area
  • When a major hazardous material spill is impacting a large portion of campus
Localized incidents (such as a small fire, hazardous material spill in a lab, isolated criminal offense) likely would not require a mass notification.

In order to receive these urgent notification alert messages, faculty, staff and students may register a mobile device number to receive text messages. Additionally, the University automatically will register all student, staff and faculty email addresses associated with their UMD directory account.  Please log in to edit your settings